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Maternal Medicine Course

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Join leading experts in high-risk pregnancies in downtown Chicago this September for the 2021 Maternal Medicine Course. Now in its fifth year, the course will cover a range of high-risk OB topics with an emphasis on clinical management. The course format combines lectures with case presentations, as well as panel discussions and audience participation. The course is limited to the first 100 people that register so that the course can be very interactive. 

Course Directors: Luis D. Pacheco, MD and George Saade, MD

Course Faculty: Uri Elkayam, MD; Torri Metz, MD, MSCR; Emily Miller, MD, MPH; Nancy Reau, MD; Baha Sibai, MD; Bob Silver, MD; Lynn Yee, MD, MPH   

Topics will include: 

  • Right ventricular failure in the peri delivery period
  • COVID-19 and pregnancy
  • Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy
  • Liver diseases in pregnancy
  • Depression in pregnancy and the post-partum period
  • Update on infectious diseases in the pregnant woman
  • DVT prophylaxis following cesarean section
  • Hypertensive emergencies in preeclampsia
  • and more...

The complete course brochure is available here.

**Click here to view the updated agenda.

Where: The course will be held at the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown. Click here to make hotel reservations. Reservations are available at the special SMFM rate of $239.00/night until Thursday, August 26, 2021. Rooms may sell out prior to the deadline so please make reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability.

Continuing Medical Education (CME): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and SMFM. GLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Global Learning Collaborative designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cost: For those attending in person, registration fees include meals during the meeting, access to course materials online, access to the recordings of the lectures once they are available on our website at no additional cost, and CME. For those who select the "I will attend virtually" option in registration, registration fees include access to course materials online, access to the recordings of the lectures once they are available on our website at no additional cost, and CME. There will be no livestreams of this event.

Pre-registration will close one week prior to the event. An administration fee of $100 will be applied to those who register onsite.

            Physician (SMFM Member): $1050

            MFM Fellow/Resident/Nurse (SMFM Member): $890

            Non-Member: $1260

Discounts Available! This course will run back-to-back with SMFM's Prenatal Genetics Course on September 22, also in Chicago. Register for both the Maternal Medicine Course and Prenatal Genetics Course and receive a 20% discount on the Prenatal Genetics Course. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

SMFM welcomes new members. Join now to save on this course, as well as all of our educational offeringsFrom MFMs and fellows to practice administrators, billing and coding experts, genetic counselors and nurses, there is a membership option available for all stages of your career.

Mobile App: This year, SMFM will use a new mobile app for their events called "SMFM Events." Click here to find instructions on how to download and utilize the app for slides, on-site information, and other helpful tools.

Public Health Measures in Chicago: SMFM and the Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown are committed to ensuring the safety of all attendees. Please click here for more information about initiatives at the Royal Sonesta. Attendees are also required to affirm their understanding of the SMFM duty of care and code of conduct prior to registering for the course.

  • All course registrants, faculty, and SMFM staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • During the course, attendees and staff will be physically distanced and required to wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking.
  • No other meetings will take place on the same meeting room floors as the SMFM courses, and hotel employees and audiovisual staff will be masked.
  • There will be enhanced sanitizing in the public areas of the hotel.

Should the SMFM Executive Committee decide that the courses cannot be held safely in-person, all registrants will be notified no later than September 15. If the in-person courses are cancelled, all registrants will still get virtual access to the course (details below).

Virtual Offerings Available: Both the Prenatal Genetics and Maternal Medicine Courses will be recorded and available online in October 2021. If you register for the in-person course, you will have access to the recorded, online course content for one year at no additional cost. In fact, you do not need to attend the in-person course to get the online access. This is the most economical way to access the recorded content and will give you the complete course offering online. For those who do not register for the in-person courses, the recorded course content will be available for purchase a la carte. Even if you can’t travel to Chicago, you are encouraged to register. By checking the 'I will attend virtually' box during registration, you will ONLY gain access to the recorded content from this course when it's available in October 2021 on our website at no extra cost. This lets the staff know that you will not be attending in person.  Livestreams or simulcast will not be available during this course.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be in writing and received at events@smfm.org a minimum of one week prior to the course.  No refunds will be given after that time.  A $75 administrative fee will be charged for cancellations. Substitutions or transfers to virtual registration will be accepted anytime. Partial refunds will not be provided.

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Information: You may complete the fillable application form in our 2021 Genetics and Maternal Medicine Exhibits and Sponsorships Prospectus. Please check back soon for instructions on complimentary exhibit registration. For questions related to exhibiting and sponsorship please contact Kasey McNeil at kmcneil@smfm.org or Courtney Thompson at cthompson@smfm.org.

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Event Overview

September 23, 2021 - September 24, 2021
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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